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March 19, 2010

New at SocialistWorker.org: Health Care, Proms, MLK and slum organizing…

Filed under: Articles — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 11:41 am

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Comment: Helen Redmond
WORSE THAN NOTHING AT ALL
The Democrats are in a mad rush to pass health care legislation that is a disaster in the making for working people and a massive giveaway to the industry.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/19/worse-than-nothing

Comment: Gary Lapon
WHY CAN’T CONSTANCE BRING HER DATE?
When Constance McMillen asked to take her girlfriend to the prom, school officials in a Mississippi county responded by canceling the event altogether.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/18/cant-constance-bring-her-date

Comment: David Russitano
THE OTHER SHOE DROPS ON S.F. KIDS
The federal government’s plans for “reform” in San Francisco’s public schools scapegoat poor and minority children.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/19/other-shoe-drops-on-kids

Analysis: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
THE HOUSING STRUGGLE THEN AND NOW
African Americans suffering from foreclosures on homes and rentals can draw on the lessons of Martin Luther King’s fight against slums in Chicago.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/19/housing-struggle-then-and-now

Analysis: Nora Barrows-Friedman
MAKING CHILDREN A TARGET
In East Jerusalem, Israeli security forces are cracking down on anti-settlement protesters, and Palestinian children in particular.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/18/making-children-a-target

Comment: James Illingworth
WHAT WE LEARNED ON MARCH 4
An activist at UC Santa Cruz describes how the movement organized for a successful student strike during the March 4 Day of Action.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/18/what-we-learned-march-4
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Past SocialistWorker.org coverage of health care reform

Interview: Dr. Andy Coates
SELLING OUT HEALTH CARE REFORM
Behind the grandstanding about getting the best health care plan possible is the terrible truth–any serious measure to fix the system has been compromised away.
http://socialistworker.org/2009/12/09/selling-out-health-care-reform

Column: Lance Selfa
HOW THE DEMOCRATS BLEW IT
Last year, the Democrats were celebrating the biggest governing majority in a generation. This year, they’re worried about getting crushed in the next election.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/01/29/how-democrats-blew-it

Comment: Alan Maass
FROM “YES WE CAN” TO “NO WE WON’T”
For people who put their hopes in Obama last year, every month and week–sometimes every day–brings greater disillusionment and anger.
http://socialistworker.org/2009/12/18/yes-we-can-to-no-we-wont

Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
INFECTED BY GREED AND WASTE
The money and resources are there to provide a health care system that guarantees coverage to every American–but Congress’ reform measures won’t. December 3, 2009
http://socialistworker.org/2009/11/11/deform-of-reform

Analysis: Alan Maass and Helen Redmond
THE DEFORM OF REFORM
The House “reform” bill is a disaster for anyone who hoped a Democratic president and Congress would fix the screwed-up health care system.
http://socialistworker.org/2009/12/03/infected-by-greed-and-waste
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